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The Conservatives are right to deny the toxic suggestion that they would shack up with Farage.
The Tories have ruled out a deal with Ukip - and they're right to do so
By George Eaton - 30 January 15:53

The Conservatives are right to deny the toxic suggestion that they would shack up with Farage. 

The migrant vote is driving the Conservatives' poor performance in London.
For the Conservatives, London offers a terrifying vision of the UK’s new demographics
By Tim Wigmore - 30 January 14:41

The migrant vote is driving the Conservatives' poor performance in London.

Shadow Northern Ireland secretary says former New Labour ministers "would have been the very people lecturing others".
Ivan Lewis: "self-indulgent" Milburn and Hutton must remember need for unity
By George Eaton - 30 January 11:38

Shadow Northern Ireland secretary says former New Labour ministers "would have been the very people lecturing others". 

In the Frame: Alternative Debate Excuses for Cameron
By Tom Humberstone - 30 January 11:20

Tom Humberstone’s weekly comic.

Real wages for 22-29 year olds down 9 per cent on 2008 Photo: Andrew Burton/Getty
Young workers biggest victims of the squeeze on wages, study finds
By Ashley Cowburn - 30 January 9:32

Nearly all groups have seen a decline in real wages since the financial crash of 2008 but losses have not been spread out equally. 

Sheffield's students could depose Nick Clegg – they are alert to the danger of losing their votes
By Tim Wigmore - 29 January 17:51

Because of the new system, there is a risk that students will turn up to vote on 7 May, but won't be registered.

Our MPs must not sleep walk towards abortion restrictions
By Lisa Hallgarten - 29 January 17:17

They should oppose any legislation that jeopardises women’s full and equal access to all reproductive health services.

The case of the lost Mark Duggan disc and a “faceless” civil servant
By Anoosh Chakelian - 29 January 16:19

Information concerning three of the UK’s most sensitive inquiries has been lost in the post.

Miliband will not mimic Cameron's approach to Ukip and change course.
Labour won't turn left in response to the Green threat
By George Eaton - 29 January 15:49

Miliband will not mimic Cameron's approach to Ukip and change policy direction. 

Why the Green party's wealth tax policy won't work
By Tom Papworth - 29 January 15:32

The Greens' wealth tax numbers just don’t add up.

Fitter, happier, more productive: how to make London a sporting city for all
By Tessa Jowell - 29 January 14:59

Opening up sport for everyone in the capital.

David Cameron discusses strategies to end FGM and forced marriage at the Girl Summit last summer. Photo: Oli Scarff/WPA Pool/Getty
What are the practical steps we need to take to end FGM in the UK?
By Anna Leszkiewicz - 29 January 14:07

As MPs discuss a national action plan to end FGM, campaigners explain the practical steps the country needs to take to eradicate this abuse.

Jon Cruddas’s speech on love and work: full text
By Jon Cruddas - 29 January 12:48

"Love, empathy and relationships".

Fewer mature students are graduating. Photo: Robert Nicholas
The real victims of this government's changes to tuition fees have been forgotten
By Tim Wigmore - 29 January 12:32

The number of part-time students has fallen by a third since 2010.

BBC rejects the DUP's demand to be included in the TV debates
By Anoosh Chakelian - 29 January 8:05

The Democratic Unionist Party's request to participate in the BBC's seven-way panel has been rejected.

Are the Tories now ahead in the polls?
By Harry Lambert - 28 January 17:06

Recent polls suggest the party may have finally moved in front.

Defeated parties do not regain power by fighting old battles but by convincing voters that they have changed.
Miliband won't win by telling voters how great New Labour was
By George Eaton - 28 January 16:16

Defeated parties do not regain power by fighting old battles but by convincing voters that they have changed.

What are the political implications of moving Trident to Wales?
By Anoosh Chakelian - 28 January 16:10

Whispers of our nuclear deterrent relocating from Scotland to Wales could be a clever move by the Tories.

The PM's sheer chutzpah allowed him to command the session.
PMQs review: Cameron's "weaponise" charge throws Miliband off balance
By George Eaton - 28 January 13:27

The PM's sheer chutzpah allowed him to command the session. 

In this week's magazine | The Class Ceiling
By New Statesman - 28 January 12:44

A first look at this week's magazine.

Labour's NHS plan: selective rhetoric or socialist principle?
By Benedict Cooper - 28 January 11:04

Key details are "thunderingly absent" in Andy Burnham's ten-year plan for the NHS, but his stark anti-market tones are comforting after four-and-a-half years of business talk.

What the Katie Price benefits row reveals about our paradoxical attitudes towards the system
By Anoosh Chakelian - 28 January 8:57

The celebrity model has defended spending taxpayers’ money on care for her disabled son.

London's planning regulations are weaker – and affordable housing has suffered
By James Murray - 27 January 15:52

We're going to have to be clear what homes we want, clear how we're going to get them – and clear when to stare our opponents down.

Labour can't escape its Blairite past on the NHS, so it should stop crying "privatisation"
By Anoosh Chakelian - 27 January 14:50

Alan Milburn, the former Health Secretary under Tony Blair, has criticised Ed Miliband's agenda on the health service.

Labour will focus on tackling domestic violence – new research could help
By Vera Baird - 27 January 13:42

A Police and Crime Commissioner is making the case for domestic violence perpetrator programmes.

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip
The Queen would have to wait over eight years for a council house
By Ashley Cowburn - 27 January 11:38

Over half of first-time Green voters support retaining the monarchy. It’s unlikely they would be thrilled to see the Queen placed on the social housing register.

“Coalition is a contract, not a marriage”. Photo: YouTube screengrab
“We aren’t dead”: the new Lib Dem president Sal Brinton on her party’s prospects
By Anoosh Chakelian - 27 January 9:04

The Lib Dem peer who has just taken up the party's presidency talks electoral strategy, the Lord Rennard case, and why Nick Clegg shouldn't have made coalition look like “a marriage”.

"I want to go and debate": David Cameron on the televised leaders' debates
By Anoosh Chakelian - 27 January 8:42

The Prime Minister has said he would only agree to the TV debates under certain circumstances.

Why the TV debates would hurt the Lib Dems
By George Eaton - 26 January 17:05

Without a distinctive message to offer, Nick Clegg's party could be left looking irrelevant. 

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